Horse Health Matters®

Using Behavior to Your Advantage in Training Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2018 16:03

Learn three ways equine behavior can work for you in training your horse when you tune into his reactions, attitudes, and need for the right amount of exercise …

First Aid

Your Bleeding Horse - What to Do

Flossie Sellers

Your Bleeding Horse - What to Do

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 14:14

Learn about the kinds of wounds that cause bleeding in your horse, how to determine if it is an emergency, and what to do until the veterinarian arrives …

General Care

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

How Do I Know My Horse Is Colicking …

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 21, 2017 14:23

Read to learn the important signs of colic and why staying calm and assessing the situation is important for you and your horse, as well as your veterinarian …

General Care

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 24, 2017 10:13

Read this thoughtful article by a veterinarian who has had years of personal experience caring for horses and other animals to learn how to deal with the …

Tip of the Day

Mild angular limb deformities in foals may be correctable with specialized shoes. Work with your veterinarian and farrer to devise a plan if your baby horse has minor leg angle problems.

Healthy Barn

Keeping Cool with Barn Misters

EquiMed Staff

Keeping Cool with Barn Misters

by EquiMed Staff

April 23, 2018 19:40

Learn strategies for helping your horses stay cool on hot summer days, and when all else fails, how different kinds of barn misters can help fight off the heat …

Hoof Care

How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

How do I help my horse's dry, cracked feet …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 15:17

Hoof quality may relate more the the hoof's ability to regulate the moisture content than anything else. Our expert farrier, Doug Butler, gives you the facts on …

Nutrition

Summer Treats for Your Horse

Miriam Rieck

Summer Treats for Your Horse

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 16:24

Popsicles for the kids. How about a summer treat for your horse. Get some great ideas from Miriam about cost-effective and horse-preferred treats …

Reproductive Care

How to Prepare for Parturition

EquiMed Staff

How to Prepare for Parturition

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 13:46

Careful attention to the health of the mare should be a priority before breeding takes place, during the pregnancy, and following parturition. Good nutrition, …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Dynamic mobilization exercises

A form of passive exercise using a "bait" to encourage the horse to flex and stretch particular areas of their anatomy.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

Riding is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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